Carolina vs Washington Wrap - Carolina Wins 3-2
|Carolina vs Washington Wrap - Carolina Wins 3-2|
Carolina earned a 3-2 victory over Washington on Tuesday, but needed a shootout to do it at Verizon Center.
Carolina was an underdog by +158 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
The win was clinched by Tuomo Ruutu, who beat Semyon Varlamov in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Carolina. Carolina got goals from Jussi Jokinen and Jeff Skinner in the victory. Jokinen opened the scoring at 2:29 of the second period.
Cam Ward stopped 38 of 40 Washington shots in the victory.
Washington got goals from Alexander Semin and Marcus Johansson in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 of 26 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Carolina scored 1 time on 5 chances on the power play, while Washington went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 40-26.
Next game, Carolina takes its act home to face Montreal looking for another win. For Washington, they head home to face Columbus.